Shelly Miscavige, the spouse associated with the chief that is shadowy of Church of Scientology, hasn’t been seen publicly since 2007, and ex-Scientologists—led by her pal, Leah Remini—want answers.

Shelly Miscavige, the spouse associated with the chief that is shadowy of Church of Scientology, hasn’t been seen publicly since 2007, and ex-Scientologists—led by her pal, Leah Remini—want answers.

Marlow Stern

Senior Entertainment Editor

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Where is Shelly Miscavige?

It’s the relevant question that’s haunted Leah Remini for over ten years. Plus in the episode that is latest of her A&E show Leah Remini: Scientology additionally the Aftermath, the ex-Scientologist switched whistle-blower, an old friend and pen pal of Shelly’s, interviewed many of her closest confidantes who offered valuable context for why the spouse of Scientology frontrunner David Miscavige hasn’t been seen publicly since August 2007, at her father’s funeral.

Based on writer Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, additionally the Prison of Belief, Shelly both functioned as Miscavige’s right-hand girl in addition to a handler to Scientology’s star that is biggest, Tom Cruise. And, when you look at the second capability, Wright reported that she supervised the auditing regarding the Mission: Impossible actor’s then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz, plus the look for Cruise’s brand new partner after their split through the actress that is spanish.

The difficulties for Remini started during the 2006 wedding of Cruise and also this brand new partner, Katie Holmes—a $3 million, star-studded event at a fifteenth century castle in Italy. Among the list of visitors had been Brooke Shields, Giorgio Armani, Jim Carrey, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and other Scientologists John Travolta and Kelly Preston. The few ended up being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, and participated in Scientology’s Double Ring ceremony, with Miscavige serving as Cruise’s most readily useful guy. (more…)